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Reflections: Roland Garros Day 2

Photo of the day: This picture only captures an ounce of Gael Monfils’ energy.

Match/Upset of the day: Gael Monfils def. [5] Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 7-5.

Other seed upsets: Zuzana Kucova def. [24] Julia Goerges 7-6, 6-0; Svetlana Kuznetsova def. [22] Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-2; A match that carried over from yesterday, Feliciano Lopez def. [31] Marcel Granollers 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Daniel Gimeno-Traver def. [17] Juan Monaco 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4; Melanie Oudin def. [28] Tamira Paszek 6-4, 6-3.

Defending champions move on: Both Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova moved on over Daniel Brands and Hsieh Su-wei, respectively.

Bagels served: 9.

Retirements: Michael Russell (to Martin Klizan).

Road to Roland Garros…: With Nicolas Almagro. He’s single again!

There’s an app for that: No hawkeye at Roland Garros? No problem for Sergiy Stakhovsky. He’ll just use his phone.

Argument of the day: After getting a hindrance call, Anabel Medina-Garrigues said to the umpire, “So Sharapova is screaming like crazy it’s alright. I say “ahh” and I lose the point?”

Fashion of the day: Love Caroline Wozniacki’s Stella McCartney for Adidas dress.

Maria Sharapova on whether she is homesick: “I’m doing good. I Skype with my dog and my Dad!”

From ice to clay: Alex Ovechkin might be trying for a new career as tennis chair umpire.

Getting to know…: Ana Ivanovic’s favorite word? “Ajde.”

(Photos: Getty Images)



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  2. GoranVR says:

    Thanks you for your daily reflections. I missed smth since AO and now I know exactly what it was :)

  3. e-slice says:

    Aw thanks, Goran!